Design Bread does not design websites from scratch like other companies do. Instead we facilitate helping small business’s and organizations on a budget get set up with a website that looks really nice, is easy for the client to edit themselves and is cost effective.
Basically what we will set up with is what is known as a Word press site. Word Press is a Content Management System (CMS). Really what this means is that Word Press is a program that we will install on your website that will allow you to edit your websites content without needing to know any code at all. If you can use Microsoft Word you can edit your own website!
The first thing we do is sit down with our clients and get a feel for what they are looking for on their website. We ask questions like what do you want to do with your site, do you want a blog, sell products on it, etc. Then we talk about style. Would you like a modern look, something more traditional, maybe quirky?
2. Decisions, Decisions
Once we have a feel for what you would like your site to be like, we search the web for a “theme” for your website. Essentially Word Press operates on “themes” which are little code packets that determine what your website will look like. All of the websites below in the portfolio section have been created with Word Press but actually look different because they have a different theme. We will then submit to you several themes that we think will work great for what you are trying to accomplish with your site. At that time we will walk you through purchasing that theme your self, and then facilite getting the files sent to us.
Once we have a theme picked out, all that’s left to do is to actually get your site going! We will upload the neccesary files, install themes and various plugins, get your pages set up, and tweak the site to make it just the way you want it. This part is the real reason you need us. Sometimes little things you want to do to make the site exactly the way you want it requiere coding.
We also help you get set up so you can effectively track your website. Using Google Analytics, and some Word Press plugins, you will be able to see how many have been visiting your site. We also will make sure your is Search Engine Optimized (SEO). This basically means that we will go the extra step to make sure your site gets found on search engines like Google or Bing.
After we have got your site set up just the way you want it, we provide a training video for you so that you can update your website by your self. This video will be able to be replayed again and again just in case you forget a complicated step.
Below are links to several websites that I have gone through the previous process with. They are all using Word Press, but have very different looks for very different purposes. In fact this site, Design Bread, is running on Word Press also!